The '''National Cancer Institute''' ('''NCI''') is part of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), which is one of eleven agencies that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
. The NCI coordinates the U.S. National Cancer
Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; the supportive care of cancer patients and their families; and cancer survivorship. On April 1, 2015, Douglas R. Lowy|Douglas Lowy, M.D.
was named the Acting Director of NCI.
Most recently, on June 10, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Norman Sharpless|'''Norman "Ned" Sharpless'''
as director of the National Cancer Institute.
The National Cancer Institute mediates the majority of its mission via an extramural program that provides grants for cancer research. Additionally, the...